Lifetime Products Inc. Portable Basketball Hoops

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
The manufacturer of a defective portable basketball hoop agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) accused the company of failing to report injuries caused by the sporting good. Lifetime Products Inc., of Clearfield, Utah allegedly knew of dozens of injuries but failed to notify the CPSC. Federal law requires that manufacturers, distributors and retailers report a product defect to the safety agency if it is likely to create a substantial risk of injury to the public or violates a federal safety standard.

Between 1994 and May 2000, Lifetime manufactured and distributed 1.7 million hoops nationwide. The CPSC claims that between March 1999 and July 2001, Lifetime learned of 23 reports of injuries involving players coming down on a sharp, protruding 3-inch bolt. One player reportedly broke his leg and several others were treated for serious wounds. Lifetime finally issued a recall of the hoops in March 2002.

If you have been injured by this product, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Sporting Goods: Overview
  2. Broken Bones: Overview
  3. Dislocation: Overview
  4. Scars: Overview
  5. Wounds: Overview
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